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Hankerton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Hankerton, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Malmesbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Malmesbury; money order and telegraph office, Crudwell. The parish includes also the tithing of Cloatley. Acreage, 2203; population, 335. The manor belongs to the Earl of Suffolk. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Crudwell. The church is ancient and good, with a tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHankerton Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Hankerton 1700-1837, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1699.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Hankerton:

1605-1859 1609-18591609-1859


Church of England

The Holy Cross (parish church)

The church of the Holy Cross is an ancient fabric of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, added in 1906, nave, south porch and a fine and lofty western tower containing 4 bells: there are sittings for 190 persons.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hankerton from the following:


Online maps of Hankerton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN16
Post TownMalmesbury